Budget must address the breaking points for South Africans

Godongwana must expand VAT-free items, lower fuel levy and freeze electricity price hike

29 October 2023 - 00:00 By MMUSI MAIMANE

In the final years of apartheid rule, the National Treasury pulled off a sly manoeuvre that not only gave it a few more borrowed years, but also allowed those in power to line their pockets before they lost power. It is worth considering this history ahead of the imminent medium-term budget policy statement to be tabled in parliament on Wednesday...

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